“Saving the Seasons” Offers A Fresh Look at Food Preservation

      Posted On: July 12, 2010

You can’t get much closer to the source of your food than canning or preserving it yourself, a new resource emerged this spring which could help farmers markets educate shoppers about the whys and hows of preserving local food. Saving the Seasons is a 288-page book published by the Mennonite Publishing Network, the same folks who brought us Simply in Season, the admitted favorite on FMC’s Executive Director’s cookbook shelf.

Saving_The_Seasons_Cover The book, featuring some gorgeous full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions for simple and safe food preservation techniques, reminds readers that freezing, drying, and canning allow them to lock in peak flavors and nutrition while crops are plentiful and most affordable. Chapters include Canning, Freezing, and Drying, as well as a yield guide and an appendix of helpful books and supplies. User- friendly recipes, step-by-step photographs, and charts will appeal to both beginners and experts. Unique points of interest include baby food recipes, meat-drying techniques, and a variety of freezer jams.

To learn more about Saving the Seasons, which is available for bulk ordering at a discount, the full table of contents and interview with the authors is available at www.mpn.net/savingtheseasons.